The Champagne Luncheon

Our legendary fundraiser returns to the historic Joliet Renaissance Center Nov. 24, 2021!

Presented by First Midwest Bank.

Tickets on sale July 1.  Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Work is underway to make this year’s Luncheon the best ever. We could all use a good laugh, and a bit of champagne–

if that’s your thing, of course!


Tables and tickets are on sale now!


Get ready for the “Pouring Twenties!”

For over 30 years Cornerstone Services has hosted The Champagne Luncheon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It’s a zany fundraiser that generates much-needed resources so essential to our programs for people with disabilities. In fact, the Champagne Luncheon has become a tradition in Joliet. It’s the perfect way to get an early start on the Thanksgiving holiday. And, it’s no ordinary fundraiser! Over 300 people routinely attend, enjoying a delicious meal, while being entertained by some of our community’s own star citizens.

Last year was a little different—to put it mildly. But, we’re ready to let the champagne flow again, and hope you are, too! The Champagne Luncheon returns to the historic Renaissance Center in Downtown Joliet on Nov. 24, 2021. It’s a beautiful venue for an event that’s equal parts glamour and laughter!

As a not-for-profit organization, Cornerstone depends on the community to help us continue our mission of promoting choice, dignity, and opportunity to people with disabilities through our progressive, comprehensive services.

***** Please note that in order to keep all guests safe, and to ensure that our employees and individuals who receive services remain safe, we are requiring all Champagne Luncheon participants–guests, waiters, and volunteers–be fully vaccinated. Those who cannot, or choose not to show proof of vaccination will be asked to provide a negative Covid test result.  More information will be provided soon. *****


Register as a Guest!

We can’t wait to see you again! Click below for information about buying tables and tickets!

You can save money by registering before Sept. 15, 2021!

Champagne Luncheon Waiters

Become a Star Waiter!

We’re looking for a few folks with a little talent.

Actually, no talent works just fine, too!

Being a Star Waiter at the Champagne Luncheon is a great time–all yo have to do is pour champagne at a table full of friends–new or old. Every now and then you get called to the stage and may have to sing “I’m a Little teapot,” or your old college fight song, or something completely random. 

And, believe it or not–all this silliness helps to raise a ton of much-needed funding for programs at Cornerstone!

If you’re interested, just click the button below to send an email to Liz Johnson, Cornerstone’s Fundraising and Events Manager. Or give her a call at 815-741-6743.

Join Us as a Sponsor!

Sponsoring the Champagne Luncheon is a smart and fun way to show the community you are committed to helping people with disabilities to live and work in the community! Just ask First Midwest Bank–our presenting sponsor! 

For more information about sponsorships, call Liz Johnson at 815-741-6743 or click the button below.

Be a Sponsor!

There are many fantastic sponsorship opportunities available! Call Liz at 815-741-6743 for more information!